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Mother Of Deceased Westchester Toddler Charged With Attempted Murder

Gabriella Boyd
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The mother of the 2 1/2-year-old girl who died as a result of a domestic incident that occurred Saturday afternoon in Westchester has been arrested, the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office announced late Tuesday afternoon.

The announcement came after the DA's office launched an investigation into the tragic incident on Chestnut Avenue in Mamaroneck that resulted in the death of Gabriella Maria Boyd. In addition, two Village of Mamaroneck police officers were injured by the child’s mother who was also wounded.

Cynthia Arce, 28, the child’s mother, was placed under arrest Tuesday at the Westchester County Medical Center where she is being treated for a gunshot wound sustained during her attack on the police officers.

Arce is charged with two counts of attempted aggravated murder of a police officer, class A felonies. She was arraigned before County Court Judge Anne Minihan and remanded to the custody of the Westchester County Department of Corrections. Charges were not filed Tuesday regarding the death of the toddler.

The Legal Aid Society has been assigned to represent Arce and she is scheduled to appear in the Village of Mamaroneck Court on Thursday, May 3.

The felony complaint alleges Arce attacked the two Village of Mamaroneck police officers who responded to a 911 call at the house where Arce lived with her mother and her toddler daughter.

Arce repeatedly slashed and stabbed at the officers with two large sharpened instruments, the DA's office said.

Police officer Osvaldo Ramos sustained a large laceration to his left hand as he tried to protect himself and police officer Joseph Gaglione, who had fallen to the floor, sustained a wound to his foot as he was kicking at the defendant to block her attack. No other charges have been filed at this time.

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